AUDITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT for mad Theatre of Tampa’s “Falsettos”

mad Theatre of Tampa, a 501(c)3 community theatre, is excited to announce auditions for our next great production of William Finn’s Falsettos.

Falsettos is directed by Anthony Paul Gilkinson with music direction by Megan Zeitler and will play at the Straz Center’s Shimberg Playhouse, February 3 – 19, 2023.

Auditions are by appointment only and take place on Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th at the Straz Center’s Shimberg Playhouse (walk ups will not be accepted).  You can secure your audition spot today by visiting the audition page on the mad Theatre of Tampa website.   Auditioning actors are asked to prepare 2 contrasting musical theatre songs that are not from Falsettos.

Final Call Backs are Thursday, October 20th, also at the Straz Center’s Shimberg Playhouse.  Those called back will be provided materials to prepare on Wednesday, October 19th.  Then, those cast in the show will be asked to attend a cast gathering on Wednesday, October 26th.

Rehearsals are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning on Tuesday, November 1st with observations for upcoming holidays through the end of the year.


Falsettos, a sung-through musical,  is the story of a large, eccentric, and dysfunctional — but loving — Jewish family in New York at the end of the 1970s. Initially, Marvin seems blessed with the perfect family. He has a caring wife, Trina and a young son, Jason. Nevertheless, the family is soon broken apart, when Marvin leaves Trina for a man named Whizzer.

Trina, meanwhile, ends up romantically involved with the family psychiatrist, Mendel. All the while, their son, Jason, is stuck in the middle dealing with growing up and his approaching Bar Mitzvah.  Included in the mix are lesbian neighbors Dr. Charlotte and Cordelia.

Later, when Whizzer is diagnosed with AIDS, the entire family — non-traditional as it may be — must put aside their issues and come together.


Vocal Range: E3-C5. Tenor. Age Range: 20s-30s
Extremely handsome, athletic, and confident. Has a turbulent relationship with MARVIN. Suffers from an unknown disease in Act 2.  Male presenting.

Vocal Range: C3-A#4/Bb4. High baritone. Age Range: 30’s-40’s
Jewish. Ex-husband to TRINA, devoted father to JASON and is smart, funny, and charming. He struggles to reconcile his desire for a happy traditional family with his love for WHIZZER. Male Presenting.

Vocal Range: B3- E5. Soprano/Belt. Age Range: 30’s- 40’s
Jewish. Wife to MARVIN, Mother to JASON. Charmingly neurotic in her effort to understand her
conflicting feelings in the aftermath of her divorce. She consults MENDEL, her husband’s
psychiatrist, and eventually marries him. Female Presenting.

Vocal Range: C3-B4. High baritone. Age Range: 30s- 40s
Jewish. MARVIN’s psychiatrist –marries TRINA and enters into the tumultuous world of her life
with her son, her ex, and her ex’s lover while struggling with his own feelings. Male Presenting.

Vocal Range: G3-D5. Tenor. Age Range: 10-13 to play 13
Jewish. MARVIN’s and TRINA’s son – bookish and awkward – Jason’s impending Bar Mitzvah, his parent’s divorce, and the entrance of WHIZZER into his life leave him confused, angry, and trying to sort it all out. Young Male.

Vocal Range: F3-F5. Mezzo-Soprano. Age Range: 30’s
One of the ‘lesbians from next door’ – Charlotte is a dedicated doctor alarmed by the
mysterious illness killing her gay male patients. Tough, but extremely nurturing, and in love with
her partner, CORDELIA. Female Presenting.

Vocal Range: A3-E5. Mezzo-Soprano. Age Range: 20’s-30’s
The other ‘lesbian from next door’ – Cordelia is CHARLOTTE’s partner – she runs her own
kosher catering business, and is very keen on making a nice home– but also wants to be useful
and valued for her contribution to the world. Female Presenting.

VISIT the mad Theatre of Tampa audition page today to learn more about auditions and the show.
*Actors interested in auditioning for the adult roles, the audition page has information for securing your audition spot on Monday or Tuesday, October 17th & 18th.